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GRCOM 10 INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 2 Units

Introduction to printing and graphic arts. History of printing. Orientation to typesetting, camera, stripping and plates, presswork and bindery operations. Evaluation of printing processes: letterpress, gravure, screen printing, flexography, plateless printing and lithography. Required instructional trips. Total of 36 hours lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2035  1:00pm- 3:15pm Th      Lecture V109   CUATT D A   
   #1275  6:30pm- 8:45pm Th      Lecture V109   MATTHEWS D  

GRCOM 13 BASIC SCREEN PRINTING 3 Units

History and industry overview. Survey of the safe use of inks, solvents and equipment, ink and stencil system compatibility, preparation of mechanicals, screen fabric and frames. Color and design for the commercial screen printer. Printing on a variety of surfaces. Use of the process camera and micro computer for screen printing stencil applications. Required instructional trips. Total of 27 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #0324  8:30am-11:50am TuTh    LecLab  V106   PILON K     
   #2040  6:00pm- 9:20pm MW      LecLab  V106   RUVELL E    

GRCOM 30 BASIC COMPOSITION AND IMAGING 6 Units

Introduction to document production methods and digital imaging techniques required in the graphic communications technology industry. Introduction to system operations and typographic principles. Graphic computer systems operation, terminology, system components, and principles. Emphasis on document production using text and image components. Use of industry standard Postscript electronic publishing systems. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 162 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2046  8:00am-12:25pm MWF     LecLab  V109   CUATT D A   

GRCOM 31 ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND IMAGING 6 Units

Prerequisite(s): GRCOM 30 or 220.
Advanced document production methods and digital imaging techniques. Use of electronic publishing systems and software applications for image capture and manipulation as practiced in the graphic communications technology industry. Advanced system operation and typographic principles. Emphasis on document development using image processing systems. Maximum credit 12 units, 6 unit each semester. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 162 hours laboratory. Transfer Credit: CSU Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2969  8:00am-12:25pm MWF     LecLab  V109   CUATT D A   

GRCOM 113 INTERMEDIATE SCREEN PRINTING 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): GRCOM 13.
History and industry overview. Safe use of inks, solvents and equipment. Process camera operation and photographic techniques for screen printing. Preparation of mechanicals using tight registration and printing on standard and unusual surfaces. Required instructional trips. No credit if taken after GRCOM 132B or 134B. Total of 27 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #0335  8:30am-11:50am TuTh    LecLab  V106   PILON K     
   #2041  6:00pm- 9:20pm MW      LecLab  V106   RUVELL E    

GRCOM 114A PRODUCTION SCREEN PRINTING 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): GRCOM 113.
Advanced work with color and design for commercial screen printing. Halftones and other advanced camera projects. Posters and ads. Required instructional trips. Total of 27 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #0344  8:30am-11:50am TuTh    LecLab  V106   PILON K     
   #2042  6:00pm- 9:20pm MW      LecLab  V106   RUVELL E    

GRCOM 114B ADVANCED SCREEN PRINTING 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): GRCOM 114A.
Production of screen printing using the semi-automatic press and one-arm squeegee. Advanced work incorporating several stencil and/or ink systems. Principles of setup and operation of the small screen printing business. Required instructional trips. Total of 27 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #0351  8:30am-11:50am TuTh    LecLab  V106   PILON K     
   #2043  6:00pm- 9:20pm MW      LecLab  V106   RUVELL E    

GRCOM 115 BEGINNING SCREEN PRINTING FOR TEXTILE APPLICATIONS 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): None.
A basic course for the beginning screen printing student. Emphasis on artwork preparation, registration systems for multiple colors, screen selection and preparation for simple textile applications. Use of four-color rotary press, flash and belt dryers, pin systems for accuracy of registration. Safe use of materials and equipment. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #1375  1:00pm- 4:20pm M       LecLab  V106   PILON K     
   #0719  1:00pm- 4:20pm W       LecLab  V106   MINER J     

GRCOM 116 ADVANCED SCREEN PRINTING FOR TEXTILE APPLICATIONS 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): GRCOM 115.
An intense course for the advanced screen printing student. Emphasis on a wide variety of textile substrates, including production of printed yardage. Use of specialized inks required for textile applications. Advanced techniques for printing tight register of halftones and multiple colors. Safe use of materials and equipment. Required instructional trips. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 18 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2582  1:00pm- 4:20pm M       LecLab  V106   PILON K     
   #0730  1:00pm- 4:20pm W       LecLab  V106   MINER J     

GRCOM 132A INTRODUCTORY SCREEN PRINTING 5 Units

History and description of present-day developments in the industry. In-depth work with safe use of inks, solvents and equipment. Thorough investigation of ink-stencil system compatibility, preparation of mechanicals for screen process, screen fabrics and frames. Intensive work with color and design for the commercial screen printer. Application of various inks to a variety of substrates. Introduction to the use of the process camera and microcomputer in the preparation of stencils. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2048  9:00am-   Noon MW      LecLab  V106   PILON K     
       &  9:00am- 1:00pm F               V106   PILON K     

GRCOM 132B INTERMEDIATE SCREEN PRINTING 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): GRCOM 132A.
In-depth work with frames and proper tensing of fabrics. Screen repair. Thorough investigation. Intensive trouble-shooting. Further work in producing more complex, tightly registered mechanicals. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2049  9:00am-   Noon MW      LecLab  V106   PILON K     
       &  9:00am- 1:00pm F               V106   PILON K     

GRCOM 133A ADVANCED SCREEN PRINTING 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): GRCOM 132B.
Intensive work with color and design for commercial screen printing. Halftones and other advanced camera projects. Posters and advertisements. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2050  9:00am-   Noon MW      LecLab  V106   PILON K     
       &  9:00am- 1:00pm F               V106   PILON K     

GRCOM 133B PRODUCTION SCREEN PRINTING 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): GRCOM 133A.
Production, using the semi-automatic press and one-arm squeegee. Printing modular design advanced work incorporating several stencil and/or ink systems. Discussions on setting up and operation of a small screen printing business. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2051  9:00am-   Noon MW      LecLab  V106   PILON K     
       &  9:00am- 1:00pm F               V106   PILON K     

GRCOM 134A SCREEN PRINTING FUNDAMENTALS 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): None.
Overview and history of the screen printing industry. Safe use of screen printing materials and equipment. Design, preparation of mechanicals, color mixing and matching for screen printing. Emphasis on printing multiple colors. Screen meshes, proper tensioning and repair. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2052  1:00pm- 5:30pm Tu      LecLab  V106   MINER J     

GRCOM 134B SCREEN PRINTING 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): GRCOM 134A.
Discussion and demonstration of various individual commercial projects appropriate for printing with basic equipment. Hand-cut and photo stencils for decals and transfers, color mixing and matching, screen mesh and tension. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2053  1:00pm- 5:30pm Tu      LecLab  V106   MINER J     

GRCOM 134C SCREEN PRINTING - TWO AND THREE COLORS 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): GRCOM 134B.
Design, layout and preparation of film and mechanicals for production printing. Correct selection and preparation of screens for commercial work. Establish proper printing procedures for a variety of substrates and ink systems used in the fine arts or industrial setting. Emphasis on proper registration of multiple colors and quality of printed goods. Safe use of materials and equipment. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2044  1:00pm- 5:30pm Tu      LecLab  V106   MINER J     

GRCOM 134D SCREEN PRINTING - FOUR AND SIX COLORS 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): GRCOM 134C.
Advanced concepts of layout and design as applied to preparation of mechanicals and screens for advanced production printing. Emphasis on precise registration of multiple colors, quality of ink application to substrate and printing of fine detail. Discussion of current trends in the industry. Use of the 4-color rotary textile printer, belt dryer and semi-automatic press for high quality production. Safe use of materials and equipment. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2045  1:00pm- 5:30pm Tu      LecLab  V106   MINER J     

GRCOM 135 INTRO TO ELECTRONIC PREPRESS TECHNIQUES FOR SCREEN PRINTING 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: GRCOM 132A or GRCOM 13 or GRCOM 134A or GRCOM 115.
Recommended Preparation: GRCOM 199.
Introduction to methods used to prepare electronic files for screen printing applications. File preparation and management, problem-solving techniques, font and color management, production methods. Exposure to current hardware options and software applications used in the screen printing and graphic communications industry. Planning, resolution, proofing, digital imaging, and final film production techniques. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #0977  8:30am-11:50am Tu      LecLab  V109   CUATT D A   

GRCOM 137 SCREEN PRINTING TECHNIQUES FOR FLAT STOCK 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): None.
Recommended Preparation: GRCOM 135.
A specialized course designed to prepare students for screen printing careers in the production of posters, signs, and other flat stock. Techniques and procedures for printing by hand on tables and on a semi-automatic press. Use of letterpress equipment for poster production. Advanced techniques in design for impact, volume production, and accurate registration of multiple color work. Safe use of materials and equipment. Maximum credit 4 units, 2 units each semester. Required instructional trips. Total of 27 hours lecture and 45 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2393  6:00pm-10:25pm Tu      LecLab  V106   MINER J     

GRCOM 220 BASIC DIGITAL IMAGING 4 Units

Introduction to desktop computer techniques for the printing and publishing industries. Proper use of popular page layout and scanning software in preparing files for the prepress production environment. Practical experience preparing customer's files for imaging by service bureaus. Typographical training in font, style, kerning and specifications for producing complete documents necessary for imaging. Precise use and safe operation of micro-computers, understanding of the file formats, fonts and trade customs used in the professional desktop publishing field. Required instructional trips. Total of 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2063  6:00pm- 7:35pm MW      LecLab  V109   CUATT D A   
       &  7:35pm- 9:45pm MW              V109   CUATT D A   

GRCOM 221 ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGING 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): GRCOM 30 or 220.
Advanced image processing and desktop publishing techniques for the printing and publishing industries. Proper use of flatbed and drum scanners and software. Use of popular photo-manipulation and page assembly, raster image processor, image acquisition and optical character recognition software. Techniques for processing and evaluation of imagesetter film, digital/analog proofs and final film/files required by printers and publishers. Required instructional trips. Total of 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2064  6:00pm- 9:45pm MW      LecLab  V109   CUATT D A   

GRCOM 245A BASIC PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES FOR GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS TECHNO 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): GRCOM 30 or 35 or 220.
Recommended Preparation: GRCOM 244.
Training in the proper techniques to adjust and modify images based upon the workflow and output requirements using PhotoShop software tools. Study of color theory models, separation requirements, resolution issues, proofing methods and file formats necessary in a digital workflow. Correct techniques in the operation of both the hardware and software of a flatbed scanners. Practice in the correction for quality reproduction of scanned images. Instruction in the electronic masking techniques in conjunction with the use of channels, masks and layers for image-editing, special effects and color correction as required in the printing industry. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #1386  8:00am-12:10pm Sat     Lab     V109   WARRICK R J 
       &  1:00pm- 4:45pm Sat             V109   WARRICK R J 

GRCOM 245B ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES FOR GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS TEC 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): GRCOM 245A.
Advanced techniques focusing on color correction, image editing and image preparation using PhotoShop application software. Instruction on digital editing methods to achieve color enhancements required in the production of printing images. Training in advanced PhotoShop applications for masking, the use of channels or layers as required by various digital-imaging systems. Use of color management systems and the evaluation of digital color proofing systems. Required instructional trips. Maximum credit 9 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 18 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #1392  8:00am-12:10pm Sat     Lab     V109   WARRICK R J 
       &  1:00pm- 4:45pm Sat             V109   WARRICK R J 

GRCOM 300B PRODUCTION PRINTING 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: GRCOM 113, 121, 132B, 134B, or 163.
Production experience working with a wide variety of jobs. Individualized production training on live printing jobs. Deadlines, quality levels and production responsibilities expected from employees outside of the educational environment. Each course 2 units, 4 hours. Maximum credit 20 units, 10 units each semester. Maximum concurrent enrollment in 10 units of GRCOM 300A-J. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2779                 TBA     LecLab  V109   CUATT D A   
         4.5 Hours TBA per week

GRCOM 300G PRODUCTION PRINTING 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: GRCOM 113, 121, 132B, 134B, or 163.
Production experience working with a wide variety of jobs. Individualized production training on live printing jobs. Deadlines, quality levels and production responsibilities expected from employees outside of the educational environment. Each course 2 units, 4 hours. Maximum credit 20 units, 10 units each semester. Maximum concurrent enrollment in 10 units of GRCOM 300A-J. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2118                 TBA     LecLab  V106   PILON K     
         4.5 Hours TBA per week

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